Join The Practice

Register as a New Patient

Currently, we can only accept patients who live within the practice area which includes the surrounding villages and hamlets including:

  • To the North: Cornhill on Tweed, Etal, Milfield, Mindrum, Kirknewton, Akeld. 
  • To the South: Powburn, Glanton, Whittingham, Thrunton
  • To the East: Doddington, Lowick, Chillingham, Chatton, Bewick.
  • To the West: into the beautiful hills and valleys surrounding the Cheviots.

We have a ‘pooled’ practice list which means you are registered with the practice and not an individual doctor.  However, you are still able to see the doctor of your choice.

If you want to join the practice please complete a registration form and a health questionnaire which can be found below.

Registration Online

We are using a new online service called Register with a GP surgery that makes it easy to register with this GP surgery.

Just fill in this quick online form to start the process. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

The service is designed and run by the NHS, so your personal information is safe. It cuts our administrative workload and makes it easier for you to register.

Paper forms are still available if you need one.

There is no need to contact your old practice as we will obtain your medical records via Primary Care Support England who will ask your old practice to send your records to them and, they in turn, will forward them to us.  This system can be quite lengthy, especially if you were registered in Scotland or outside Northumberland so we ask that you complete a patient questionnaire so that we are aware of any medical condition(s) you may have and medication you may be taking.

When you register, if you have any long-term conditions, we may ask you to make an appointment to see one of the doctors or the practice nurse for an introductory meeting and new patient health check.

Changes to Personal Details

It is important that your information is kept up to date.

Please remember to let us know if you are moving home, have changed your name, your telephone number, have a new mobile number or email address.  

Temporary Registrations

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Non English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: